With a bachelor’s degree in business management from Monterey Peninsula College, Ryan Vucina serves as the Chief Operating Manager of Vucina Construction, Inc., located in Carmel, California. With a history of being a team player, during his high school years Ryan Vucina was recognized as an all-league offensive tackle and received a scholar/athlete award.
Offensive tackles are among the most highly payed players on an NFL football team. Their job is to protect the quarterback from attackers of varied size and speed. Offensive tackles need to think quickly and analyze the other team’s approach in an effort to let the quarterback make his play. Successful offensive tackles will possess three important qualities:
- Size: Usually the biggest players on the team, offensive tackles must be able to absorb the weight of 300- to 350-pound attackers who are trying to knock them over to get to the football.
- Long, strong arms: Offensive tackles sometimes have to reach out and stop players from getting to the football. That may mean physically lifting them out of the way.
- Fast feet: In order to protect the quarterback, the offensive tackle must be able to adjust quickly left, right, or backwards, depending on the location of the play.
Ryan Vucina is the Chief Operations Manager of Vucina Construction. During Ryan Vucina's term, the company was cited by the Monterey County Herald for its efforts in erecting the first area facility to cater to people with Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease is a fast-growing illness in the United States. According to 2016 data from the Alzheimer's Association, there are around 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease. Of the 5.4 million, around 200,000 individuals are younger than 65, demonstrating the occurrence of early-onset disease.
The disease is a cause for serious concern in America, since it is the 6th-leading cause of death. It has also led to a caregiver problem, as the expenses for caring for a person with Alzheimer's may reach up to $5000 per year. On top of that, there are 15 million caregivers providing over 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care.
What's alarming is that the prevalence of Alzheimer’s may increase in the near future. It is estimated that by the middle of the 21st century, someone will develop the disease every 33 seconds, with the population of Alzheimer’s patients ballooning to 13.8 million, almost triple its current number.
As Chief Operations Manager with Vucina Construction, Inc., Ryan Vucina guides a Pacific Grove, California, company that undertakes quality projects throughout the Monterey peninsula.